Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After all the hype, this baby has held up. Raspberries abound in the aroma as it sits murkily in the glass. Virtually no head. Intense berries and hot chocolate overtones. Rich and viscious on the tongue. Wonderful lingering fruit. An extraordinary dessert beer.
Atom (1001) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2012 pours a clear ruby with a thin khaki head. Aroma of raspberry juice and tootsie rolls. Taste similar to aroma a raspberry tootsie roll with a punch of alcohol on the finish. This is delicious!
Leighton (6982) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at CBC 2013 - Copenhagen. Pours dark, matte red with a small, foamy head. Lovely nose, lots of rich, ripe raspberry, some berry pits. Big sweet flavor with moderate alcohol, juicy raspberries, cherries, faint tartness. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Warm finish, very sweet but not cloying, with mild bitter earthy berry pits and apple skin, some further rich, fairly sugary raspberries. Great beverage.
Pyrmir (1215) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @CBC13. Hazy dark amber, almost brown, with small offwhite head. Aroma rich in fruits; malts, loads of raspberry and candy notes. Flavor of malt, rich raspberries, candy and alcohol
JPDurden24 (1094) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red pour with very little head. Aroma of red vines, lots of raspberries. Taste is raspberry and chocolate flavor with some alcohol booziness. Enjoyable.
mwbrady12 (398) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma of fruit (almost like Kool Aid), with a thin red appearance, strong raspberry taste and lingering warm mouthfeel.
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joes (66) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2013. Dark red/pink color, nice head. Big fruit-bomb in the aroma, red fruit and sweet candy thatís overruling the malt backbone. (Too) sweet, loads of red fruit, alcohol is well hidden. Not bad, but highly overrated imho.
Mittenator (456) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Big thanks to my brother for this one. Deep burgundy with no head. Candy, raspberry and vanilla aromas. Chocolate and raspberry. Really syrupy. A bit disappointed at the slight medicinal syrup flavor. Hides the ABV amazingly well.
Camons (3707) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC. Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of rich malts, sweets, sweet fruity, loads of raspberry. Flavor of malt, heavy rich raspberries, sweets, liquerlike, boozy. Full body, soft carbonation, sweet finish with warming alcohol. 030513
BRW (193) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at CBC. Dark red colour, similar to red wine. Small off-white head. Raspberry and sweet aroma, like a gummy or syrup. Sweet taste, slightly acid with some raspberry. It also tasted like candy.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sample at CBC 2013, Friday.
Reddish with a nice pink head. Lovely aroma of raspberries, some caramel and something that reminded of "gelehallon" (Swedish candy). About the same in the sweet but excellent taste. Vinous and slightly sour in the finish. Also notes of chocolate. I can understand why this beer has high ratings. I must drink this again!